NZ Urban Development news from the media | 26 March 2024 | Kāinga Ora instructed to end Sustaining Tenancies


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Kāinga Ora instructed to end Sustaining Tenancies

Kāinga Ora – Homes & Communities has been instructed to end the Sustaining Tenancies Framework and take stronger measures against persistent antisocial behaviour by tenants, says Housing Minister Chris Bishop.

“Earlier today Finance Minister Nicola Willis and I sent an interim Letter of Expectations to the Board of Kāinga Ora. The letter lays out a series of core functions that we expect Kāinga Ora to focus on.”

These core functions are:

  • Strengthening the management of disruptive tenants
  • Addressing a concerning escalation in rental arrears
  • Tenanting vacant properties as quickly as possible
  • Delivering new social housing places in line with targets
  • Delivering value for money in its spending and delivering savings as requiredāinga-ora-instructed-end-sustaining-tenancies

Housing and Urban Development System Update released

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is pleased to release the Housing and Urban Development System Update (the Update).

This is the first progress report, for the year to June 2023, indicating how the housing and urban development system is tracking to meet the long-term goals set out in the Government Policy Statement for Housing and Urban Development (GPS-HUD) and MAIHI Ka Ora – the National Māori Housing Strategy.

As steward of the housing and urban development system, HUD has responsibility for leading this mahi and ensuring that progress is being made in meeting long-term outcomes for the system over the coming five to 10 years. The Update includes the results of work by HUD, other central government agencies, local government, iwi and Māori, housing providers and others working effectively together.

Mayor welcomes Government support for key parts of Auckland Deal

The Manifesto for Auckland, the Mayor’s foundational document seeking an Auckland Deal with Government, has today had several wins.

The manifesto is made up of five points Aucklanders elected Mayor Wayne Brown on, with multiple asks of the government; some require legislative change, some do not.

Today’s announcements include the government’s commitment to give Auckland’s elected representatives control over the Regional Land Transport Plan.

Mayor Wayne Brown says Minister Brown’s announcement marks a substantial change in Auckland’s relationship with central government.


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